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Full text of "Rapid Population Growth Consequences And Policy Implications"

TABLE 19
Expenditures for Food, as Percent of Total Expenditures for Current
Consumption, by Family Size and Income Class,
United States, 1960-1961
(percent)
		Family Size		
	3 Persons	4 Persons               5 Persons		6 or More
Income Class:a (U.S. Dollars/				
		Number of Famlies in	Sample	
Family/Year	2,486	2,241                     1:	,449	1,512
$ 1,000- 1,999	28.0	26.5	29.2	34.0
2,000- 2,999	25.0	25.4	27.6	32.1
3,000- 3,999	22.5	22.8	24.1	29.6
4,000- 4,999	20.5	22.2	25.2	27.4
5,000- 5,999	19.7	22.2	22.7	27.1
6,000- 7,499	18.6	20.6	22.4	24.7
7,500- 9,999	17.7	19.0	21.3	22.4
10,000-14,999	14.8	16.2	18.0	20.8
15,000	11.9	13.2	15.4	16.2
Average	18.6	19.7	21.4	24.4
aThe data for the income class less-than-$ 1,000 have been omitted; the effect of income taxes at this level, as noted in the Report, made the figures erratic; also the relationship between income and current consumption is often highly erratic.
Source: BLS Report No. 237-93, Part 2, Tables 11D, E, F & G, 1966 (69).
TABLE 20
Calculated Food Expenditures in 1960 Dollars per Person per Week, by Family Size and Income Class, United States, 1960-1961
($ 's/week/person)
Family Size
Income Class
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 or More
$ 1,000- 1,999	3.55	2.75	2.23	1.74
2,000- 2,999	4.37	3.86	3.19	2.42
3,000- 3,999	5.24	4.36	3.93	3.09
4,000- 4,999	5.93	4.95	4.48	3.61
5,000- 5,999	6.45	5.73	4.74	4.06
6,000- 7,499	7.25	6.13	5.60	4.44
7,500- 9,999	8.17	6.89	6.21	4.97
10,000-14,999	8.8	7.88	6.67	5.47
15,000	9.78	8.89	8.98	7.04
Source: BLS Report No. 237-93, Suppl. 3-Part A, Tables 28E, F, G & H, 1966 (70).
children; and (b) the expenditures for food away from home represent a significant proportion of the total food budget only in the higher income groups.ects